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NEW PRODUCTS FROM MERCER

Post by Trainman4602 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:31 am

A video on some of the progress on the new safety valves. Also I’ll be selling leaf springs. Also couplers progress. I will have them ready early in 2012

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Post by Bill Shields » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:47 am

Dave:

For those of us that have limited broadband (live in boonies), it would be nice to have something non-video so that we can also see what you are offering.
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Post by Trainman4602 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:53 pm

That will be available when I get the web site up and running
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Post by Bill Shields » Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:55 pm

cool..

thx :D
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Post by Bill Shields » Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:57 pm

Dave:

do you have an e-mail that I can use to send you something that may be of interest to you?

bshields at mehrs dot com
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Post by ccvstmr » Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:59 pm

Dave,

If you're looking for other "product ideas"...I would think white metal castings of your Bettendorf freight car truck journal cover would be another candidate. I might suggest making the mounting ears thicker. I believe that would be a plus with regards to item strength. Too often, passing feet have a nasty habit of kicking the trucks. The weakest piece will give way...which is usually the journal cover. I've made some replacements out of brass flat stock (and when painted black they don't look too bad), but the reason I purchased as many of your trucks as I did was because of the detail. I'd sacrifice a true-to-scale journal cover that was a little stronger in the "mounting ear" department.

Glad to hear you're going to re-issue the reefer detail kit. Here again, if you're going to supply stirrup steps (6 per set)...you might consider using thicker material for the same reason noted above.

Waiting to see your website once it's up and running. Good luck. Carl B.
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Re: NEW PRODUCTS FROM MERCER

Post by clinch670 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:48 pm

Dave,
Are you still planning on doing the PRR 2DP5 trucks?

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Post by Trainman4602 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:03 pm

Yes I have the drawings completed and I'll be starting the patterns as soon as the coupler patterns are ready for the foundry. Looks like it will be around the middle of January
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Post by cbrew » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:35 pm

the video said you will be offering left springs, will the allen springs be included in the line up?
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Post by Trainman4602 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:40 pm

I'll have the following sizes available

.500 wide X .032 thk.
.625 wide X .050 thk.
.750 wide X .050 thk.

Length from 1.5" to 7 " in increments of .500

Optional slot on end for spring hanger
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Re: NEW PRODUCTS FROM MERCER

Post by steve tune » Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:56 am

are you the same mercer products from about ten years ago, thanks,

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Re: NEW PRODUCTS FROM MERCER

Post by Trainman4602 » Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:10 pm

The Same
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